The organisers of the Swiss festival Visions du Réel announced this year’s program. It features several Polish documentaries – including premiere screenings of Marek Kozakiewicz’s "Silent Love", as well as screenings of Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała’s "The Herd" and Łukasz Kowalski’s "The Pawnshop".

Visions du Réel has been organised in the Swiss town of Nyon since 1969. In its early days, the Nyon festival mainly showcased films from Switzerland and the Easter Bloc – which were out of reach for most audiences in Western Europe. Now, Visions du Réel is one of Europe’s major documentary film festivals. This year’s edition will be held on 7–14 April.

The Herd by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała with an international premiere, Silent Love by Marek Kozakiewicz with a world premiere, and Łukasz Kowalski’s The Pawnshop – screened in the Doc Alliance section – will all debut on Swiss screens. It’s these three productions that were invited to this year’s Visions du Reél.

A list of all films that made it into this year’s edition of the festival can be found here.